Dozens of volunteers gathered at Pines Road Storage at 6721 Pines Road in west Shreveport, spending several hours boxing, strapping, sealing and stacking boxes filled with non-perishable food items, personal-hygiene items, toiletries, books and other morale-boosting items for U.
The first Crime Stoppers program in the United States began in 1978 in Albuquerque, N.M., and by 1981, a pilot program to report crime was developed in Shreveport with the support of a handful of volunteers serving as board members, who would unknowingly play a part of local and global history.
The volunteer group, which for almost two decades has gathered non-perishable foed items, personal hygiene items, toiletries, books and other morale-boosting items for U.S. Military personnel deployed to hardship areas, also hopes to receive donations and cash offerings in the days ahead to fill boxes and defray shipping costs.
“When you look at their fire rating, when you look at their ability to provide full-service EMS, from someone calling 911 to being able to be treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital, and when you look at all the ancillary things they have done, they’re an example to many fire departments.
During the ceremony, it was also announced that Escude’ was chosen by the state 40/8 as the Louisiana Law Officer of the Year. He will receive that award during the organization’s Grand Promenade in Lafayette this summer and will compete for the national award.
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is dedicated to the citizens of Caddo Parish, so much so that he personally delivered a pair of lunchtime meals to a Shreveport couple Wednesday morning as part of the Caddo Council on Aging’s (CCOA) Meals on Wheels program.
I have a confession to make. And President Trump is not going to like it. I’m a southern country lawyer. Darn proud of it. In the president’s words, I may be a “dumb southern country lawyer.” I just hope the president does not have a sneering contempt for all of us Louisiana lawyers who cut our teeth practicing law in the rural areas of the Bayou State.
With incumbents, the obvious factors are job performance while in office. For the mayor, this involves the leadership of the city. With council incumbents, attendance at work sessions and council meetings, votes on key issues and responsiveness to constituent matters are issues for voters.
According to the May 15 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.